Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kemah, TX (greater Houston area)
Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, Klein stage comp, trek 560
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bike maintenance woes
a short while ago I noticed my rear hub was dragging a bit and spun a little rough, it wasn't super bad but def noticeable vs every other wheelset I've got sitting around... so I ordered one of the few tools I didn't have, a set of cone wrenches...
today I pulled apart the rear hub I find that the drive side isn't exactly locked solid like it should be, so the hub was certainly not adjusted to where it should be, a closer inspection shows the cups (hub) looks nice, the non drive side cone looks good, but that drive side cone has a nice bit of pitting to it...
sadly it seems shops don't bother carrying replacement cones or bearings (called to at least 5 bike shops in the area... one MIGHT have it but they are also downtown (an hr+ drive for me)... I've called my normal shop and am waiting for them to get back with me about price and how long it'll take for them to get it in stock :-/
is what sucks is about 2 or 3 months ago I sold a perfectly good but inexpensive wheelset that would have made this not a problem...
so no real point to this msg other then n+1 needs to hurry up (waiting on one last part for the road bike)... and holding onto spare parts is a good idea doh lol.
on the plus side... once I get the hub back together it should be a lot smoother... and without that drag I should be a bit faster ;-) lol